To Take  Action for Destruction of Indigenous Community Project  Without  Just  Cause
  • Petitioned Ms. Navi Pillay, Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Navi Pillay, Commissioner for Human Rights
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Gianni Magazzeni, Coordinator, National Institutions Unit
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr/Ms. Santiago
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Our Taino Land Org
Carlalynne Melendez
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To Take Action for Destruction of Indigenous Community Project Without Just Cause

    1. Naguake Community
    2. Petition by

      Naguake Community

      Yabucoa, PR

 Friend,

Our petition is to request the US Department of Justice and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate violations of our human and civil rights as citizens that claim an indigenous heritage. We are also seeking restorative justice for destruction of our community project  located  in southeast  Puerto  Rico.  The  project  included  two (2)  indigenous  ceremonial plazas, community  farm  and  reforested  area. To learn  more  about  our community and  cause   please  visit  the following site.  http://nuestratierraabundante.weebly.com/index.html

If you support our cause, please sign our petition. I'm trying to collect 1000 signatures, and I could really use your help. It'll just take a minute! Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are spreading the word! 

Our struggle continues  and  it  is  the  struggle of   all  enlightened  communities. We  are  not  alone in this  struggle, indigenous people throughout the world are experiencing the full presence of social and cultural  injustice in  various  forms. Our  struggle  is the  struggle  of  all  indigenous  peoples  worldwide. 

Sincerely,

Dr.  Carlalynne  Melendez

 

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Urgiendo a  Justicia  Federal  (E.U). y Derechos  Humanos  (N.U.)  para  que  tomen  acción por  la  destrucción   de proyecto  comunitario.

 

Amigo(a), 

Nuestra  petición es para  solicitar  que el  Departamento  de  Justicia  de  los Estados Unidos  y la  Comisión de Derechos  Humanos  de las Naciones  Unidas investiguen las  violaciones  a nuestros  derechos humanos  y  civiles como ciudadanos  que  reclaman  su  herencia  indígena. También buscamos  justicia restaurativa por  la  destrucción de   nuestro proyecto  comunitario localizado  en el  sureste  de  Puerto  Rico. El proyecto incluye:  2  plazas  ceremoniales,  finca comunitaria y area reforestada. Para  conocer  más  sobre  nuestra  comunidad y causa  por  favor  visite   la   siguiente pagina del Internet:  http://nuestratierraabundante.weebly.com/index.html

Si  apoyas  nuestra  causa  por  favor  firma nuestra  petición. Estamos tratando de  recolectar  1000 firmas. Te  tomará solamente un minuto para leer  y  firmar la  petición.  La  petición está  escrita en ingles  y  español. Una  vez  termines, por  favor envía la petición a tus amistades.

No  estamos  solos en esta  lucha, pueblos indígenas en todas partes  del  mundo están experimentado y  sufriendo todo  tipo de  injusticia    y  violaciones  a  sus derechos  humanos  y  civiles.  Nuestra  lucha  es  la  lucha  de  todos  los  pueblos originarios  de    América.

Sinceramente,

Dra.  Carlalynne  Melendez

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    1. We have changed our petition site. Please continue to support our cau

      Naguake Community
      Petition Organizer

      We have changed the petition site to the following page: http://www.causes.com/causes/796689-indigenous-community-project-destroyed/actions/1691502. Please enter and re-sign the petition and participate in our polls. I apologize for any inconveniences. It is our duty to support those initiatives that highlight our cultural heritage. This is how we construct culture. Thank you. Dr. Melendez.

      Hemos cambiado la página de la petición a la siguiente dirección: . http://www.causes.com/causes/796689-indigenous-community-project-destroyed/actions/1691502. Por favor entren y firmen la petición y participen en nuestras las encuestas. Les pido disculpas por las inconveniencias. Es nuestro deber apoyar iniciativas que resaltan nuestra herencia cultural. Así se hace cultura. Gracias. Dra. Meléndez

    2. Decision-maker Carlalynne Melendez responds:

      Carlalynne Melendez

      I support your cause.


    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • ANGEL VEGA MORRISTOWN, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      Soy Taino, Mis Familias son de Ciales. I don't want our people to be wiped off the face of the earth!

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    • Carlos Lazu YABUCOA, PR
      • over 1 year ago

      Siempre estoy en la mayor disposición de defender nuestros patrimonios culturales.

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    • Zoraida Rios-Andino ORLANDO, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      The sacred land of all countries should be respected.

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    • evelyn moreno SAN JUAN
      • almost 2 years ago

      . Our heritage is one important issues in the relation of identity and self-esteem of our people. The lack of self-esteem of the colonized people in Puerto Rico is related to the political situation and practice apply thru the Department of Education in Puerto Rico that impose limit and in most cases books with just a chapter of our history of Puerto Rico is given to the children in the schools.

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    • anne guggenbuhl CAROLINA
      • almost 2 years ago

      we must preserve culture and environment

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